3YOURMIND Extends Partnership with Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn has integrated the software solutions from 3YOURMIND to gather 3D printing applications from its company to assemble a digital spare parts warehouse.

Deutsche Bahn has integrated the software solutions from 3YOURMIND to gather 3D printing applications from its company to assemble a digital spare parts warehouse.

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3YOURMIND has extended its partnership with Deutsche Bahn. Deutsche Bahn is using the software solutions from 3YOURMIND to collect 3D printing applications from throughout their company to assemble a digital spare parts warehouse.

Deutsche Bahn says it has been working intensively for 5 years to develop ts 3D printing division. At the end of 2015, DB had produced a coat hook as its first replacement part from a 3D printer, the same hooks that every DB passenger recognizes in the train compartments. By the end of 2018, DB had printed almost 15,000 spare parts and other products. 

The software solution from 3YOURMIND supports DB’s goals to collect 3D printing ideas from across the nation, standardize the submission process and identify the strongest results, 3YOURMIND reports. Deutsche Bahn and 3YOURMIND are joined in a strategic partnership to expand DB additive manufacturing.

The software from the Berlin experts allows DB employees to propose potential 3D printing applications they encounter using a simple digital interface. Within seconds, the employees can submit their new ideas. The software provides an analysis of the ideas and identifies the use cases with the highest production potential. A team of experts from Deutsche Bahn will then select the best projects to move into production and provide recognition to the submitter.

The goal for Deutsche Bahn is to educate employees about additive manufacturing. The AM Part Identifier software is part of a “3D printing employee challenge” across their organization. They expect to bring together existing and emerging knowledge about 3D printing from within the DB network and raise the attention of employees to gather ideas, the company says.

DB is seeking to set up a full digital spare parts warehouse beginning with the most important applications and continuing to expand by adding parts and assemblies. The 3YOURMIND software solutions support Deutsche Bahn in their plans to expand industrial 3D production; from simple interactions with employees to optimized production processes that provide a continuous value to the company, the companies note.

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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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